HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants

    27 Nov 2015, 3:00 pm
    The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants through a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat.
  • Paignton contractor puts lives at risk when a gas flue was removed

    26 Nov 2015, 3:00 pm
    A gas flue was removed during a re-roofing contract potentially putting a tenant’s life at risk.
  • Roofing firm fined after worker injured by machinery

    26 Nov 2015, 9:50 am
    Roofing and insulation firm IKO Plc has been prosecuted after a worker suffered arm injuries from a running auto plant machine.
  • Construction site manager fined for safety failings

    25 Nov 2015, 4:55 pm
    A construction site manager was fined for safety failings after a worker was injured while working at height.
  • Construction firm fined after worker suffers cement burns

    25 Nov 2015, 11:45 am
    A construction firm was fined after a 54-year-old employee suffered severe cement burns to his knees while laying concrete flooring.
  • Roofer killed in fall from height

    24 Nov 2015, 2:30 pm
    A Castleford scaffolder has been prosecuted after a worker fell to his death from a roof.
  • Three workers injured when lowering cable

    24 Nov 2015, 2:15 pm
    An electrical services company has been fined after three workers were injured during refurbishment work at a building on Five Ways Island.
  • Shell UK sentenced over major oil release

    24 Nov 2015, 12:00 pm
    Oil and gas production company Shell U.K. Limited, has been sentenced after admitting failures that led to an oil leak in the North Sea.
  • Teesside firm fined after worker’s fatal fall

    23 Nov 2015, 4:10 pm
    A north east port has been fined £400,000 following the death of an agency worker who fell eight metres onto the steel deck of ship’s hold at Hartlepool Dock
  • Farming SHADs – new dates for 2016

    23 Nov 2015, 3:00 pm
    Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the daily hazards faced by farmers. Attendance is free of charge. Further dates announced – Barnsley, 6 January 2016 & Loughborough, 7 ...
  • Metal firm fined after worker was killed by a crane

    23 Nov 2015, 11:10 am
    A company who specialise in metal and alloy products has been fined after a worker was killed when he was struck by a load on a moving crane.
  • Drainage company fined for excavation collapse

    23 Nov 2015, 10:45 am
    A Slough drainage company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when an unsafe excavation collapsed during work to lay new pipes outside a home near Canterbury.
  • Company fined after failure to act on asbestos risks

    23 Nov 2015, 10:40 am
    An engineering firm has been fined after asbestos was found at their factory and they failed to document or manage the risks to employees or visitors to the site.
  • Case 384 – Lollipop lady banned from waving at cars

    20 Nov 2015, 3:15 pm
    A school lollipop lady is banned from waving at cars by her bosses after a complaint by a member of the public.
  • Case 383 – Odd-job person not allowed to change light bulbs

    20 Nov 2015, 3:00 pm
    A management company advised that an odd-job person is not permitted to change light bulbs as the company would only be protected from negligence when this job is carried out by a competent electrician.